Colorado Adoption

Adoptions by Heart is a Colorado based open domestic adoption agency. Our founders, Geri K. Glazer and Jeanne Reisig, have placed over a 1,000 children and have a combined 40 years of adoption experience in Colorado.  Offices are located throughout the Denver metro area and will come to you all up and down the front range, plains, and mountain areas. Open adoption is a great option for both pregnant women and adopting families because:
  • Birth mothers and adoptive families alike are treated with dignity, privacy, and respect
  • Adoptive families can adopt newborn babies, which is often not possible with international adoption
  • Open adoption reduces the risk of a birth mother changing her mind about adoption, which happens more often with closed adoption
  • Adoptive families and birth families mutually set the boundaries and frequency of contact after birth
Is open adoption right for you? Call, text, or email us right away and we’ll contact you within 24 hours to discuss your situation Office: 720-458-5858 Geri cell: 720-366-6119 Jeanne cell: 720-220-3813 Birthmom Intake/Mentor and Emergency Line 720-317-9241.

Angel on Earth

IMG_0542Seventeen years ago I found myself in a place that I never thought I would be in and it was even scarier than I ever could have imagined. I was nineteen, just starting my sophomore year in college, and pregnant. When you are young and see that ominous positive result, the one that you see even after your third test, there is no light at the end of the tunnel. In a nanosecond fears come flooding in, guilt catches hold, worries of what others will think, how you let people down, how you let yourself down, and instantly you start thinking of someone else and how that someone else isn’t going away so you got to pull it together and fast. I sat with this information for a while, rolling around the word “pregnant” on my tongue, in private of course as it was too scary to say it in the presence of others. And every time I thought of adoption something in my body would sing. As much as I tried to ignore that song, I couldn’t, so I decided to find out more about adoption. The first few agencies I interviewed with left me more confused than ever, not one of the counselors did I enjoy spending time with, highly impersonal, each meeting felt just like a routine first appointment. They were the “here is my card I am free from nine until five Monday through Friday except at lunch and any time that is not scheduled in advance” kind of meeting, I could have been anybody. Then I met Geri. So amazing was that meeting that I will say it twice, and then I met Geri. She was so warm, so open, so emotionally available, and so honest about open adoption and her belief in it. I could tell that this wasn’t just a job to her. I felt seen by her. I left that appointment with a feeling of hope that I maybe had found the answer to what this person inside was trying to tell me. Fast forward to today and I still cannot say enough good things about Geri. She is the kind of person who you meet and think, haven’t I known you my whole life? She gives her all to and for you, cries with you when you are low, and is your biggest cheerleader in the whole process, before and after the birth of your child. I can honestly say that I would not have placed my daughter in an open adoption had I not met Geri. She was the sign that I was praying for, the angel on earth creating families that would otherwise not exist. Future Birth moms, please know, that you are in good hands, with Adoptions by Heart, some of the best I have ever seen.   -Courtney *Disclaimer – Photos and testimonials may be from both present and previous clients of employment of Geri Glazer and Jeanne Reisig.

Happy Family

IMG_0139Geri was called to be in this line of work. When we first met Geri, we knew we’d made the right decision. On the wall in her office were pictures from the happy families she had helped make over 20 years of adoption social work. When I jokingly challenged her ability to remember all those people, she proceeded to do just that for all 400+ people on that wall until I admitted she had proven her point. My wife and I, with our two beautiful kids, are now happily on her wall as well.   Phillip *Disclaimer – Photos and testimonials may be from both present and previous clients of employment of Geri Glazer and Jeanne Reisig.

Forever Grateful

IMG_4213_1[1]Geri Glazer is a wonderful person to partner with through the adoption experience. We were hesitant about an open adoption but quickly learned this is the only way to go for both sides. Geri was compassionate and caring for both the birth parents as well as the adoptive parents. We are forever grateful to Geri for matching us with the baby that was planned for our family. We are so blessed and thankful everyday for Casey and Coco, our Birth Parents who made such a selfless decision. -Emma, Grace, Jared and Carly *Disclaimer – Photos and testimonials may be from both present and previous clients of employment of Geri Glazer and Jeanne Reisig.

Adoption is an Uncertain Process

IMG_1310If you are thinking about adopting a child, I highly recommend meeting with Geri Glazer and Jeanne Reisig at Adoptions By Heart. I worked closely with Geri Glazer when I adopted my two boys. Adoption is an uncertain process. No agency can guarantee that you will get the result that you are looking for. Geri did an excellent job of explaining the true risks involved in the Colorado adoption process so that my husband and I could decide if adoption was the best route for us to fulfill our dream of becoming parents. She responded to our questions and concerns, and even brought up issues we had not considered. She did not try to “sell” us on the idea of adoption, nor did she try to pressure the birth parents into placing their children for adoption. She did not try to force us into working with a particular birth mother. She let our relationships with our children’s birth parents develop naturally. As issues came up, she was very responsive. Although she has worked with hundreds of adoptive parents and birth parents, she took the time to learn about us, listen to us, and guide us through our unique situations. Although both of my children’s adoptions were finalized years ago, she still likes to hear from us and see pictures of the boys and hear stories about them. If you are looking for a competent and caring adoption professional, look no further. -Karen and Marty *Disclaimer – Photos and testimonials may be from both present and previous clients of employment of Geri Glazer and Jeanne Reisig. Next *Disclaimer - Photos and testimonials may be from both present and previous clients of employment of Geri Glazer and Jeanne Reisig.